Journey to South West Germany: Discover Baden-Baden

So good they named it twice, Baden-Baden is located in the south-west of Germany, just a few kilometres from the border with France and a few minutes from the Black Forest. Its hot springs and thermal baths (popular since Roman times), may grab...
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Heidelberg and Karlsruhe: Two Gems Not to be Missed in the South West of Germany

Once upon a time…? Long ago and far away…? As opening sentences go, there really is no better way to introduce Heidelberg. On first impressions, the Baden-Württemberg town is like a real-life Disneyland, a pop-up book of a place, complete with a...
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Match Day Must Dos

IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON! I can hardly contain my excitement. For the next few months, every single week, some men and some other men will play sports really hard against each other, and one group will sports better than the other, and everyone will...
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An Insider’s Guide to Bologna: Terracotta Towers and Tortellini

Tortellini. Lasagne. Mortadella. Bologna is a city which has earned its accolades as a gastronomic paradise by giving the world some of Italy’s best loved dishes, including that glorious rich meaty ragù we’ve all come to know and love as ‘bolognese’....
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How to Make the Most of a Weekend in Kaunas

Located 100km to the west of Lithuania's capital Vilnius, Kaunas is a great value destination with more than its fair share of great restaurants, interesting museums and green leafy spaces. Read on for tips on how to make the most of a short break in...
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The Best of Budapest

Budapest is breath-taking, and I don’t say that lightly. It’s stunningly, opulently beautiful - beautiful on the scale that Paris and Rome are beautiful. And as gorgeous as this jaw-dropper of a city is, it's actually incredibly affordable too - you...
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How to Make the Most of a Weekend in Wroclaw

  Get Around   Wroclaw is a small, walkable city filled with charming cobbled streets and green spaces – by far the best way to see the sights is by foot, but the local tram services are also frequent and reliable.  The no. 2 and...
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36 hours in Carcassonne

  Approaching Carcassonne, flanked by the Pyrenees on our right and the Black Mountain to our left, we caught our first glimpse of this wonderful region of France. I thought we were lining up for a run of the mill landing but then the pilot...
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The Big European Festival Competition

**THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** It's that time of year again... festival season is descending upon us. Those daydreams of dancing in fields with the summer sun on our faces, surrounded by thousands of happy people, are starting to seem more and...
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How to Make the Most of a Weekend In Lisbon

 Get Around From the narrow cobbled neighbourhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto to the leafy squares and parks of Principe Real, Lisbon is a city that lends itself well to lazy strolls. If, however, you've got a need for speed (or you want to save your...
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Winter in Prague

Getting Around Prague is exceptionally beautiful and it's a lovely city to walk around, but it’s big and there’s a lot to see. In winter it's very cold too , with temperatures regularly hitting below zero - so for the sake of efficiency, your feet...
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